Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Jackson, Missouri
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When I looked at my J/34c before I bought it, the bearings were junk. The owner replaced the bearings before I purchased, and he had Jefa bearings installed. I am pleased with the operation of the bearings, but am not very pleased with the installation. The guy that did the installation did not know what he was doing and the lower bearing hangs out by about 1/4". He also glassed them to the stock. I talked to PYI, Phil I think is who I talked to, and he was very helpful in makeing sure how my bearings were installed would work ok. It is a pretty big job as you have to drop the rudder (duh!) and then fit the bearings to the stock. Also, you should repack the stuffing box around the rudder stock. It is not a cheap fix, but done correctly, should be a one time job. Keep us posted.
Jboat J/37c (new to me Jan 2011); J/22 #1003
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